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WCSX Classic Cuts : Thunder Road

WCSX Classic Cuts

Bruce Springsteen: "Thunder Road"

The Hook: One of the first songs drummer Max Weinberg recorded after joining the E Street Band, and the first one they really nailed.

Album: Born to Run

Year: 1975

Writer: Bruce Springsteen

Stats: Never released as a single, but number-86 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Background: Drummer Max Weinberg and keyboardist Roy Bittan joined the E Street Band before the recording of Born to Run. Weinberg recalls why "Thunder Road" was a special song for him and the band.

Drummer Max Weiberg on one of the first songs he recorded with the E Street Band, “Thunder Road.” OC:…hit it. :16

“When I think back to recording that ‘Thunder Road’ song, it brings back great memories, ‘cause it was the first time we had it happening in the studio. We’d been in the studio for a little while before that experimenting with stuff for the Born to Run album, but ‘Thunder Road’ was the first track we got where we said, ‘That’s it, we really hit it.’”

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

Music video by Bruce Springsteen performing Thunder Road. (C) 1975 Bruce Springsteen